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YHS Music Department Presents ‘Nite on the Town’

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Music Department is presenting its annual “Nite on the Town” on Saturday, March 7. Billed as “an evening of talent, sweet treats and great fun,” the event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the high school. (Doors open at 2 p.m.) There also will be a silent auction, with all ...

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Area Middle Schoolers Prep for 2020 Academic Pentathlon

MADERA RANCHOS — Madera County’s middle school students will put their minds to the test during the 2020 Academic Pentathlon on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 21. This year’s topic: “In Sickness and In Health: A History of Illness and Wellness.” More than 240 students from 14 schools from throughout Madera County and five students from Visalia will take ...

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It’s Super Tuesday: Presidential Primary Election Day 2020

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s Presidential Primary Election Day — also known as “Super Tuesday” — and polls across the Golden State will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Madera County residents can vote in the lobby of the Government Center in Madera or cast their ballots at one of a number of polling stations around the county. County ...

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Historic Badger Boys Hoops’ Run Ends in Semis

By Gregg Dodderidge DELANO — The near improbable run of the Yosemite High Varsity Boys Basketball program ended last Tuesday in an 88-65 road loss to Delano. It marked the end of an historic season in YHS boy’s basketball annals. The Badgers (20-11) were seeded #14 in the CIF Central Section Division IV Boys Basketball playoffs. That meant that every game ...

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Badger Girls Lose Heartbreaker in Semi-Finals

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Badger Varsity Girls Basketball Program suffered a rare home loss last Wednesday in Oakhurst. YHS, playing as the #2 seed in the CIF Central Section Girls Division II Semi-Finals, hosted the #6 Seeded Mission Prep Lady Royals of San Luis Obispo at the Badger Gym. A win would propel the Lady Badgers into their ...

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Little Church on the Hill to Host Ash Wednesday Service

OAKHURST — An Ash Wednesday service will be offered for the mountain community again this year at the Little Church on the Hill at the Oakhill Cemetary. The service, which will begin today at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. “For me, receiving ashes on a winter afternoon in the middle of a cemetery is a sobering experience and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Cadet Candidates

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II Candidates. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. “Our commitment to public safety doesn’t end at the water’s edge,” says a current post on MCSO’s Facebook page. “MCSO dive team members are trained to perform underwater search and rescue and/or recovery operations for both persons ...

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Curry Village Gift & Grocery Announces Temporary Midweek Closure for Repairs; Ice Rink Closed for Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will be temporarily closed Mondays through Thursdays starting today (Feb. 24) in order to complete necessary repairs to the building. The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will reopen for normal business hours Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Curry Village is open for lodging. The repairs ...

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Volunteers Needed for Miami Mountain Fire Tower Lookout

NIPINNAWASEE — The Sierra National Forest is looking for volunteers to staff the Miami Lookout tower during the summer fire season. If you want to help keep your local communities safe, this may be the opportunity for you. Miami Mountain, a lookout tower located northwest of Nipinnawasee, is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service volunteers. The lookout station ...

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MCSO Records, Business Offices Closed for President’s Day

OAKHURST — In observance of Presidents Day today, the lobbies of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Valley (Madera) and Mountain (Oakhurst) records and business offices will be closed. As always, MCSO deputies and Communications Center personnel will remain available 24/7. For assistance, please call (559) 675-7770 (911 for emergencies).

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